why did you keep this website name yahoo?
i don't know why did you keep this website name yahoo? i don't get it
- Nacho MamaLv 77 years agoBest Answer
The legend of Yahoo
The word "yahoo" is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle".
The term "hierarchical" described how the Yahoo! database was
arranged in layers of subcategories.
The term "oracle" was intended to mean "source of truth and wisdom",
and the term "officious", rather than being related to the word's normal
meaning, described the many office workers who would use the
Yahoo! database while surfing from work.
However, Filo and Yang ( the creators) insist they mainly selected the name because
they liked the slang definition of a "yahoo"
(used by college students in David Filo's native Louisiana in the late
1980s and early 1990s to refer to an unsophisticated, rural Southerner):
"rude, unsophisticated, uncouth."
Filo's college girlfriend often referred to Filo as a "yahoo."
This meaning derives from the name of a race of fictional beings from Gulliver's Travels.
You might not use yahoo, to describe someone who lives way out in the country, in the UK, as common as in the US.
- LillianLv 44 years ago
Try deleting your cookies, Temporary Internet Files and history etc also if your homepage is Yahoo change it and see if there is any difference. also scan for spyware/virus...that should do the trick.
- Chetak.Lv 77 years ago
It is the name of the company, we are Yahoo!Answers
They are just names
- Anonymous7 years ago
of course you don't.. that's why you're the account holder and they're the company.
that's why you'll never utilize trademark nor have a company with a profitable namesake accordingly.Source(s): *forehead* slap...
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- 7 years ago
i totally agree
i think it must be named lmfao instead of yahoo
black and ebony
- 7 years ago
its better if u don't get itSource(s): public